1. You don’t have to be arty

    “It’s great to feel that your presence is important to someone because you aren’t important to anyone else” Group member M asked to join Arts Together as she was desperately lonely and bored. She told me that she and her husband had moved here some years ago shortly after which he became seriously ill and […]

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  2. Fish returning to the sea

    The Arts Together fish are back and making a guest appearance at ‘Turning the Tide’ in Weston Super Mare on 19th March on the request of the South West Foundation. This is a networking event for those involved in providing funding advice and development, with a seaside theme.

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  3. Skill Sharing and Training Day

    We recently held one of our training and skill sharing days for Arts Together artists and volunteers. It was a great turnout with over 30 participants and for some an opportunity to meet up for the first time. These are important opportunities to get together, learn from one another and to re-engage with the charities […]

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  4. Challenging but fun

    The Marlborough Group have been drawing and painting pictures of animals – initially with charcoal, then black and white acrylic paint. Today various colour drawing materials including chalk pastels, oil pastels and coloured pencils have added additional challenges for them. In the next two weeks they venture into coloured acrylic paint on canvases. Sarah

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  5. Volunteering at Pewsey

    On Thursday I was the stand-in volunteer at the Pewsey group. There were some lovely moments; like when all the 4 men started singing, or having a chat with D, and seeing them all really getting to grips with the paint colour mixing – and loving it! Juliet

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  6. On February 19th Joanna Dewfall was on the Sue Davies afternoon show on BBC Wiltshire Radio talking about the mosaic sessions at the Marlborough group. Listen here Interview with Marlborough Group (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, […]

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  7. Group news

    We have just finished the first block of group workshops with members for 2015 – so that’s 5 sessions at each of 6 locations = 75 hours of arts activity, socialising, eating, drinking tea and coffee, fun, laughter and many little creative victories. These are the sort of sums I like and it helps me […]

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  8. Arts Together winter appeal

    It is that time of year when we are caught in the grip of a cold and dark winter. It’s also the time of year when the older people who attend Arts Together weekly groups are at their most vulnerable and fragile – two have died this winter and others are in hospital. Further more, […]

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  9. Monkeys make a donation to Arts Together

    Many thanks to our new friends The Banana Bunch for their recent donation to Arts Together.  We are now looking forward to finding ways to work with them in the future to promote the life enhancing properties of both the arts and bananas! Here are the Banana Bunch having a meeting to discuss potential collaborations in […]

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